Willshee’s technical compliance manager, Susan Purnell, gives an overview of the challenges around WEEE waste:
“The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations are an example of legislation that all businesses need to be aware of so as not to fall foul of the rules which could result in problems, fines and potentially prosecution. Speaking to qualified professionals is well advised!
“One of the main areas for potential confusion is the classification of commercial waste as opposed to domestic waste. There are useful government guidelines for understanding the differences between business to consumer (B2C) and business to business (B2B) requirements here https://bit.ly/2YbMJve.
“Willshee’s has invested in a team of professionals who not only have many years of experience, but are also continually updating their professional qualifications to keep on top of the latest trends and legislation.
“This way we can ensure our clients not only have peace of mind around collection, recycling and disposal but they also receive all the necessary evidence of traceable compliance and the supporting paperwork.
MANAGING THE DISPOSAL OF WEEE
“WEEE is now a major growth area for us and we are being asked to collect and manage the disposal of more and more large electrical items including ovens, microwaves, fridges, chillers, freezers, washing machines and tumble dryers through to air conditioning units and computers. Once we have collected WEEE waste, it is processed efficiently, responsibly and as cost effectively as possible.
“We work with Approved Authorised Treatment Facilities who dismantle the appliances and then components are recycled wherever possible – with everything logged and recorded in line with current legal requirements.
“As Willshee’s technical compliance manager, hazardous waste is my speciality, and I would be delighted to advise on the right solution for your business. Please contact me via email at email@example.com or on 01283 702340.”